Originally Posted by Calten
Anyone heard any rumors on what he will command in his new contract? Wonder how long he will get with his age, and issue history.
Anyone think there is a chance of him coming back here? Don't we lose Arroyo's salary, and Rolen as well?...
Your only losing Rolens salary. Arroyo's contract is over in 2014.
Broxton might leave, and I doubt we'll extend Madson.
That said, that's not nearly enough left in the bank to sign Hamilton. He'll probably demand a contract that's near Votto's. I personally envision 6 years w/ a club option for 7, with a 180/190 million price tag.
Personally, I see the Mets, the Phils being big pursuers. Teams with a lot of loose change will go out for him, regardless of his poor 2nd half. Because at the end of the day, he still gives you good defense, with 40+ Home Runs a year, and 100 RBIs He's a legendary player, and will eventually end up in the hall of fame if he continues to stay on the clean path.